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Daily Spitpaint - "Child of the Lake"

Daily Spitpaint 30 minute drawing under the topic “Child of the Lake” … I guess I adapted it to “Children” of the Lake as I wanted to draw a Swallows and Amazons inspired image. 34 more words


The Ruskin Museum

Due to the imminent arrival of the remnants of “Hurricane Bertha” which was sweeping north across the British Isles it was a rainy afternoon on the second full day of our holiday in the Lakes. 607 more words

Museum Visit

What's your favourite maritime classic? Tell us for your chance to WIN the first four books in the Adlard Coles Maritime Classics series

This week we are proud to launch our brand new series celebrating the best of maritime writing (both fiction and non-fiction) over the centuries – the Adlard Coles Maritime Classics. 229 more words


DVD Review: Swallows and Amazons

The innocence of childhood is not something you see much of in modern Western cinema. Adolescence is often truncated due to the effects of socio-economic pressures, with children having to grow up too fast. 227 more words

Film & Vision

Windship Technology or "Sail's the Thing"

For all you sailing fans, an interesting article in the WSJ about Windship Technology, A High Seas Comeback for Sails?:

SINGAPORE—As the shipping industry struggles with high fuel costs and tepid demand, some innovators say that high-tech sails may hold the secret to cheaper and cleaner fuel…

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